Saturday, June 9, 2012

Open House Make-n-Take

Whew!  Two days ago I held my New Catalog Open House.  Can you believe - I was SO busy that I forgot to take photos!  I had lots of samples available for my customers to see, a New Catalog Scavenger Hunt, a customer questionnaire, and, of course, yummy food and the 2012 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! At one point, you could've heard a pin drop because all my guests were closely studying the catalog.

Here is the make-n-take that I had available for the ladies to create.  The idea came from Stampin' Connection, an online community for demonstrators.
My oldest daughter Annika helped arrange the retired stamps table.  And all my girls did a great job helping my guests feel welcomed in our home.  I was really proud of them.  And Bradley pretty much stayed out of the way all day.

From those who completed my customer survey, I chose two winners.  One got the new 2012-2014 In Color markers and the other got the new 2012-2014 In Color card stock.

I had also planned to choose one mystery hostess from everyone who bought merchandise from the new catalog.  However, the sales were so phenomenal that I am going to divide the benefits among several customers.  It's all because of the we {heart} our hostesses promotion.  Gotta love it!!!

After taking yesterday to "recover" from my Open House, I felt motivated today to create another card like the above except I used colors recommended by the Color Coach.

The colors are Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and More Mustard. I stamped off before stamping the small flower trio stamp.

On another note, I took Annika and Dide to get their hair cut today.  While I was paying, I went ahead and re-scheduled their next appointments.  Exactly six weeks from now, I will be in Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! convention!!!  So, my poor girls will have to wait and extra week to get their hair trimmed.  (In my absence, I didn't want to overburden my dear husband with a hair appointment.)  I'd better get started making my swaps soon! 

Here's a photo of Dide taken last week with one less top tooth. 
The remaining tooth looks like it's growing down from the center of her gums.  Too cute!

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Gumball Green, Whisper White / Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, More Mustard
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse / Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, More Mustard
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits

Happy Stamping!



Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on an amazing open house!!! The special Hostess offer right now is amazing - even for us Demos!!!!! Who doesn't love FREE???

Your daughter is so cute! My youngest went through that "Nanny McPhee" stage too and it was adorable!

Enjoy your Sunday!

bensarmom said...

Susan, love your cards. Thrilled that your Open House went so well. Love the picture,it seems like so long ago that we were there. Enjoy it.

Margaret said...

Love both of your cards! Such a simple design, yet so pretty! Sounds like you had a fantastic open house too!
Love the adorable smile!!